Are Your Online Assessments Getting at Learning or Something Else?
Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers, Rebecca M. Reese, University of South Alabama, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract. Most concerns with online assessment revolve around security issues and accommodating for special needs or disabilities of learners in relation to student learning. However, there might be other intervening variables to take into consideration when assessing student learning. One variable could be whether there is any disadvantage for students using desktop or laptop computers or mobile devices when taking tests. Another might be differences in students’ keyboarding skills or lack thereof (i.e., hunt and peck method or thumb texting). Likewise, the ways in which tests are constructed and implemented might affect how well student learning is measured. The purpose of this discussion is to present online assessments in relation to such concerns. At the discussion, suggestions for ways to improve test development and implementation will also be shared.
Davidson-Shivers, G.V. & Reese, R.M. (2012). Are Your Online Assessments Getting at Learning or Something Else?. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2611-2616). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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